Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
What is Digital Signature Certificate?
A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a secure digital key that certifies the identity of the holder, issued by a Certifying Authority (CA). It typically contains your identity (name, email, country, APNIC account name and your public key). Digital Certificates use Public Key Infrastructure meaning data that has been digitally signed or encrypted by a private key can only be decrypted by its corresponding public key. A digital certificate is an electronic “credit card” that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web.
Benefits of a Digital Signature Certificate
Reduced cost and time: Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly. This saves time as well as the cost of printing and scanning the documents.
Data integrity: Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure.
Authenticity of documents: Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged.
SIMPLE & TRANSPARENT PRICING
Class 2 DSC For 2 Years
- Class II Digital Signatures are used for Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Annual Return Filing, etc., Class II Digital Signatures are required to file documents electronically with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department.
How Does it Work?
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:
- For sending and receiving digitally signed and encrypted emails.
- For carrying out secure web-based transactions, or to identify other participants in web-based transactions.
- In eTendering, eProcurement, MCA [for Registrar of Companies efiling], Income Tax [for filing income tax returns] Applications and also in many other applications.
- For signing documents like MSWord, MSExcel, and PDFs.
- Plays a pivotal role in creating a paperless office.
A Digital Signature Certificate explicitly associates the identity of an individual/device with a pair of electronic keys – public and private keys – and this association is endorsed by the CA. The certificate contains information about a user’s identity (for example, their name, pin code, country, email address, the date the certificate was issued and the name of the Certifying Authority that issued it).
These keys complement each other in that one does not function in the absence of the other. They are used by browsers and servers to encrypt and decrypt information regarding the identity of the certificate user during information exchange processes. The private key is stored on the user’s computer hard disk or on an external device such as a token. The user retains control of the private key; it can only be used with the issued password.
The public key is disseminated with the encrypted information. The authentication process fails if either one of these keys in not available or do not match. This means that the encrypted data cannot be decrypted and therefore, is inaccessible to unauthorized parties.
No, you cannot. A digital signature certificate can have only one email address.
Digital signature certificates in e-tendering systems are allowed, but based on the service provider.
Yes, digital signature certificates can be employed in wireless networks.
No. You will not be able to use one SSL certificate on different websites with different domain names because the certificate is explicitly associated with the exact host and domain name.
A wild card SSL certificate can be issued that can support different sub domains like abc.emudhra.com, def.emudhra.com etc.